Do single people need to worry about wills, trusts, and estate planning? Yes! Really, “yes” is the only answer that’s needed, but I will take a moment to offer some insight as to why single people need to worry about estate planning. When there is no plan First, it is important to … [Read more...] about Estate Planning for Single People in Minnesota
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Every family has its own approach when it comes to talking about financial and legal information. Minnesota wills and trusts lawyers see everything from very open and transparent situations to those where discussions of money are considered taboo. In reality, families which are at the … [Read more...] about Sharing Financial and Legal Information with Your Family in Minnesota
Elder lawyers in Minnesota work not just with our older clients, but also with their caregivers. In many cases, this means adult children who have or will be given power of attorney, not to mention those who just step up to help when something is needed. There are some legal issues that … [Read more...] about Minnesota Elder Lawyer Perspective: Legal Concerns for Caregivers
Properly drafted estate planning documents are integral to the success of your legacy and end-of-life wishes. Iron-clad estate planning documents, written by a knowledgeable attorney can make the difference between the success and failure of having your wishes carried out. However, there’s more to … [Read more...] about People. The Essential Component of Your Estate Plan’s Success
If a person becomes mentally or physically handicapped and can no longer make rational decisions about their person or their finances, his or her loved ones may consider a guardianship or a conservatorship court proceeding. In a guardianship an individual known as a guardian is court appointed to … [Read more...] about Guardianships & Conservatorships and How to Avoid Them
A durable power of attorney is an important part of an estate plan. With a power of attorney a preselected agent can be granted power over the financial affairs of the individual signing the document. This power can be limited to specific decisions, like handling the closing of a real estate sale, … [Read more...] about Should a Power of Attorney be a part of my Estate Plan?